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It's March Madness at Chronograph! Three Albums Released Today!

Today, good things come in threes. Three albums from Chronograph are now available for sale! This is why we've dubbed it March Madness at Chronograph! Three different artists -- three different genres -- three different sounds.

PEAR - SWEET N GRITTY (Country)

Husband and wife duo, Denis and Lynae Dufresne formed PEAR in 2006 after headlining international fiddle sensation Barrage. This talented duo, who have become perennial favourites at festivals throughout North America and Europe, are thrilled to announce the much anticipated release of their first, full length, studio album: Sweet N Gritty.This 13 track debut features collaborations with a few musical heroes and a number of good friends and was produced on Nashville's famed Music Row by Noah Gordon. "It's our personalities, our attitude, our sound. Nothing describes us better than this!" says Denis. The upcoming single, Never Lookin Back, is a deliciously upbeat song of hope that leaves listeners hungry for more. The thirteen infectious tracks stand testament to the duo's love and passion for great music.

Take a bite of Pear at:

Chronograph Records | iTunes

JOHANNA SILLANPAA - MAKE OF ME (Pop/Neo-Soul)

There's no mistaking that highly acclaimed Swedish-born soulful artist Johanna Sillanpaa has really come into her own with her latest diverse and introspective third solo album Make Of Me. The album envelops you immediately and showcases her rich, intoxicating vocals. From the sunny and uplifting Beautiful Love to the sweet, passionate promise of Always, her latest compilation of songs is sure to captivate audiences everywhere and shes excited to bring these tracks to the stage.

"I've always loved authentic sounds and I truly honor real musicianship. This time around I'd like to think that the songs have more substance, there are some that are personal, some that are fiction and some that are borrowed," says Johanna. The 11 original tracks are the perfect representation of Johanna's personality -- introspective, yet firey.

Sample Johanna's stylings at:

Chronograph Records | iTunes

KARL SCHWONIK AND CHICAGO GOES WEST - WESTERN INFLUENCE (Jazz)

Multi-award winning jazz drummer Karl Schwonik alongside his longtime friend and collaborator James Davis, together form Chicago Goes West, a trio with drums, trumpet and bass. Western Influence is a collection of musical stories illustrating the influence of the West dating back to the American Civil War. To Karl and James, the word western has many manifestations. It brings to mind both the role played by the western states and provinces in shaping early North America (Star of the West, Disunion) and the way the Western hemisphere as we know it today has impacted much of the world (Inward Gaze, Off the Shores). The music on this second album from this amazing young trio shows off co-leaders Karl Schwonik and James Davis each as both musicians, composers, arrangers and soloists. This set of high-energy compositions are on the fringe of modern jazz but are strongly rooted in the tradition.

Enjoy the contemporary sounds of Karl Schwonik & Chicago Goes West at:

Chronograph Records | iTunes

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